Meeting Room Manager

Meeting Room Manager is a meeting room booking software solution that makes it easy for you to manage rooms and resources and book a room anywhere, even in a different site, location, or even time zone.

Meeting Room Manager effectively does away with the possibility of double-booked rooms thanks to its efficient and advanced booking engine, which checks for a given date and time if the resource, like a meeting room, is free. With access by permission, your workforce can easily see what is available, where, and when and book single or multiple rooms on the fly. Room Booking was never made more accessible. Room Manager includes categories for any resource you want to manage, like cars, equipment, catering, workspaces, parking, and visitors. You can invite attendees or send Outlook Meeting requests to the attendees. Approval Workflows can be easily configured to send the request to an approver or manager.

Meeting Room Manager

  • Room Manager is built for SharePoint and Office 365. All you need is an Office 365 subscription from Microsoft.
  • Room Manager has the following additional features, which can be purchased separately
  • Room Manager Outlook Add for Outlook Desktop and Outlook for the Web (Outlook Calendar on O365)
  • Room Manager PowerApp
  • Room Manager Conference Room Displays
  • Room Manager Visitor Registration App
  • Room Manager Rooms App
Room Manager Meeting Rooms
Room Manager Analytics

Meeting Room Utilization

“Room utilization,” which is also referred to as “space utilization,” “facility utilization,” or more generically as “resource utilization,” is a measure of operational effectiveness that figures prominently in several industries but is of particular significance in:

Some practices play a role in room utilization. The first is optimizing room utilization – ensuring that meetings are taking place in rooms of the appropriate size and that meetings and events are distributed across your rooms. Hence, no space is over/underused, etc. The second is to minimize no-shows so that space that could be used isn’t left empty. And then facility utilization reporting lets you document room utilization.

Workspace Sharing

Tracking workspace utilization is critical for companies striving to cut costs by optimizing their existing assets. Workspace Management (hoteling) helps your team to plan and book your shared workspace resources. “Alternative workspace (or workplace) management” refers to ensuring that mobile workers can quickly and efficiently reserve a workspace when in the office. These spaces can include cubicles, shared offices, conference rooms, “touchdown” areas, etc.

Room Keywords and Filters

Enterprise Keywords / Room Keywords / Room Properties / Amenities

Add enterprise keywords to items like rooms, catering, equipment, etc., on a SharePoint site so they can use them for tagging and developing a folksonomy. Enterprise keywords are an excellent way to categorize and tag any items and resources. To make it easy for users to find the right resource by filtering with the keywords.

Sample of a room keyword

Room name: Appolo Room

Site: New York

Location: 5th avenue

Room keywords: 4-seats, Glas View, 1st floor, with catering, AV, Flipchart, VIP Room, Zoom Room, Accessibility,  

As a Room Manager Administrator, you can now tag any content. With Room Manager, we have rooms, cars, equipment, parking places, workspaces, etc., which are the content; we call them categories, so you can easily remember, classify, or share them with others. Moreover, you can tag your on the Room Manager SharePoint site your rooms for a sample. Then, when you apply a tag, your users can filter by this tag later and filter down the search results for a specific room, which has, for sample, the tag “4 seats”. this way, you help your users to discover and find the right content, making the resource booking experience much more accessible.

Content Approval

Content Approval can be easily activated. Reservation requests can be sent to managers who can approve the request. The reservation request will then be shown in the calendar as “pending.” Content Approval is also available for single rooms or categories like catering for a sample. An email is automatically sent to the approver(s), which can be defined in the admin settings.

Room Manager Content Approval
Room Manager Equipment Booking

Equipment Booking

Room Manager’s equipment booking enables users to order any equipment as audiovisual equipment, at the time of booking a meeting room. These days, most meeting facilities are fitted with essential audiovisual equipment as standard. However, there are always occasions when an extra flip chart, or overhead projector, may be helpful. Room Manager enables the user to order equipment when booking the room or separately at a later date.

Catering Booking

Lots of catering orders? Too much paper? Not enough time?

Does this sound familiar to you or your catering team? If yes, it’s time to bring in the Room Manager Catering Module. At ACAR, we think people should focus on what they do best. Catering specialists should focus on providing delicious food. At the same time, we focus on giving you the best-all-in-one-resource management solution with built-in catering ordering.

How our customers make it work as simple as possible, Catering Management made so easy for you!

The Room Manager Catering Management module allows your company and the cafeteria team to communicate with each other easily. Authorized employees can place an order, update it or cancel it. Likewise, the cafeteria operator has access to the Room Manager. They can track orders, adapt menus, or generate a distribution planning guide. ​

Catering Booking and Orders
Meeting Room Displays

Conference Room Displays

Works with the display devices you want to use. The monitor outside the room shows real-time information on ongoing meetings to
avoid interruptions.

Room status is automatically updated. Meeting Room Displays
Customizable with Logo
Customizable with Branding
Build with MS PowerApps
Build for IOS and Android, and Windows Phones
Search for free rooms and book
Invite attendees
Conference Room Displays
Put Your Room Scheduling into Pocket
Extend the solution with Power App and MS Flow

Visitor Management with Visitor Registration PowerApps

ROOM MANAGER Visitor Management Module is a tried and trusted yet innovative solution to visitor management. You get a complete overview of all your visitors and automated notification when they arrive, and they can be out-registered either by the receptionist or the visitor. In Office 365, you can easily invite them to the event’s location. A nicely formatted email with Google directions and the parking space reserved is sent. They will find you quickly and appreciate the directions you gave.

Reduce Reception Workload

A receptionist’s work is never done – so here’s a way to remove the burden of manually issuing name badges and asking visitors to sign in in a duplicate logbook. With ROOM MANAGER Visitor Management your receptionists can view every visitor, when they’re due to arrive and who they’re coming to see. Then, printing personal name badges/passes is done with a mouse click.

Who will benefit from ROOM MANAGER Visitor Management?
Does your organization ever receive visitors? Of course, it does. So, instantly, ROOM MANAGER Visitor Management is a solution for you. And if you have multiple entry points and several sites, you’ll see the value of Visitor Management immediately.

Visitor Management Solution
Visitor Registration App Main Screen
Outlook Add-In

Outlook Add-In

Room Manager Outlook Add In

Quickly and easily schedule conference rooms, temporary offices, equipment, services, people and resources in Microsoft Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016 and Outlook for Office 365 with Room Manager’s unmatched Microsoft Outlook integration.

Microsoft Outlook is great for  scheduling people, but not so great for scheduling rooms, av equipment, caterers and  others. With our Microsoft Outlook Scheduling Software Add-In, scheduling rooms, equipment  and office resources has never been easier.

NEW Microsoft Office Add-in technology

  1. Support for Outlook Desktop Version
  2. Support for Outlook Pro Plus
  3. Support for Outlook Calendar Office 365
  4. Centralized Deployment of the Add In trough Office 365 Admin Center
  5. User can add and remove the Office Add In themself directly in Outlook
  6. Pricing by the number of user

You Should See It in Action

Find out why successful companies like INFOR, METRO VANCOUVER, FOSKOR and DARLING are using ROOM MANAGER meeting tools and workplace management to improve how their people, places and technology work together.

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